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Last minute gifts…

If we were in San Diego right now, I would totally hint to my husband to go to Tiffany & Co. for any last minute gift ideas. I’m seriously coveting their key necklaces, like this one:


(Although that one is really out of our price range, I do love it.)

Or maybe this one:


(Okay, so that one’s out of the price range, too.)

And this one, which was my favorite (but I don’t see it on the site right now – it was gorgeous in person)

(photo shamelessly swiped from La Jolla Mom – that’s my hand in the pic!)

But this one is TOTALLY in our price range:


So why am I dreaming of Tiffany? Because I got to have breakfast there several weeks ago, but didn’t get a chance to write about it because I was busy gestating and prepping to have a baby. But it was an awesome time, we got to try on jewelry to our hearts content (I tried on a ring that’s probably more than I’ll make, like, ever, which you can see on Jen’s hand here) and see the new yellow diamonds and leather collections.

After the new year, I’ll post a couple of the pics I took and maybe even hint again to hubby, since our anniversary comes up at the end of February. That should give him plenty of time to shop, right?

Disclosure: I received an invite to Tiffany & Co. to have a small breakfast and preview some of their holiday offerings (in early Nov.). I was not asked to write anything, but I did receive a Tiffany coffee mug as a gift.

The one that got away — again


There’s this house. It’s not terribly far from my parents’ house. It has two stories, a big, gorgeous porch and lots of land with it. It is one of my favorite houses in the area (my mom’s, too). (Those of you in the area will recognize it if you’ve looked to your left as you leave Crane, just before the Hurley turnoff.)

About three (four?) years ago we noticed it was for sale. We had to call out of curiousity. Maybe it would be in our range? Not quite. It was under contact just days before Christmas.

Fast forward to this year. The house looks empty. Maybe it’s for sale again! We stop & look. There’s a real estate sign. I call. It closes the next day. Denied again!

There’s something about this house that calls to me, but I keep missing opportunities to see it. We have no idea how big the bedrooms are, whether the kitchen is functional, or even if the roof is good. It was just not meant to be. Maybe someday. Maybe never.

Have you ever had a place that haunts you? That was always just out of reach? I’m especially feeling it this year as I wait for word on a project that’s supposed to start soon. I feel like so many things are on hold. Everything, in fact, except my boys growing & growing. The little one is already 3 weeks old! Time flies too fast.

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How did I manage to post for an entire month, only to drop off of my blog for almost two weeks? Okay, okay, I know how. I had a baby. Then we had doctor appointments. And we drove a couple of days to see family. But we’ve been here for a week and I still haven’t figured out what to say.

What do I say?

  • That I love this little guy and am spending a majority of my time just holding him, letting him sleep on me, or gazing at his adorable little face?
  • That I feel guilty that I can’t pick up my older son, but grateful that he has his grandpa to play with him and distract him from the fact that mommy has less time for him now?
  • That I have no idea how I will manage to work and take care of two kids and actually say more than five words to my husband, but that we will somehow get through?
  • That while I love having time off to spend with everyone, it also feels weird not to be working, especially since we’re out in the middle of nowhere and there’s not a lot to do once the weather hits?
  • That while I love it here, I miss the convenience of living in town where everything’s so close that I can be at the mall in less than 5 minutes, Target or Wally World less than 10, and the doctor’s office in less than 15?
  • That I don’t miss getting snowed in?
  • But that I do miss having our own place, a dishwasher, a washer & dryer, a real house, and lots of family nearby, things that we don’t have back in SD?

I always have so much going through my head this time of year. Thoughts of family, of moving, of staying where we are, of how quickly time goes by.

So as you can see, my mind is still super-busy even as so much stays unwritten. But I don’t want to forget everything that goes on during the first few weeks of my son’s life, so I’m hoping to do a little better. Even if it’s only a short snippet every other day. I want to drop in more often. I will try to do so.

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